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Mon Apr 9th, 2018

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06:41 am - Via umadoshi
tumblr discussion of Cohen's Hallelujah in context.

Since I only know the song in its original avatar on Various Positions, and the few covers I've heard were all whine whine whine without the sardonic edge, I didn't realize people left the last verses off. The sense of Cohen talking to a lover is muted in that first version- no cold and broken hallelujahs, no remember when I moved in yous, certainly no Christian holy doves ugh Lenny what were you thinking of- so the primary interlocutor sems to be God himself. And that, frankly, is how I like it.

(I have a tumblr account now. People, you don't need to tell anyone how to go from tumblr to DW, you nee the exact opposite; because all I see are 'posts recommended for you' and no way to unfollow people I've followed by accident. Really annoying interface in that wakamono 'press a few buttons and see how it works' way that computer developers thrust on us generations ago. 'No one read the manuals so we won't have one. Problems? Just google it.' Shakes cane- argh.)

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Date:April 10th, 2018 03:08 am (UTC)
All is revealed. Bref, do not use the app. Go from a browser and all the icons are where they ought to be and nothing appears but the people I'm following.

Still designed by chaos but much less chaotic than the app.
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Date:April 10th, 2018 03:18 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah. The app is completely incompetent.
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Date:April 10th, 2018 05:05 pm (UTC)
Ugh! Tell me about ... I also have one mainly to stalk too since with tumblr you don't really have to interact. Which is sort of nice in a way and also sad in others. but meh ...

*HUGS EVERyONE!!!!* I miss you all by the way! - so yes saying hi! AND commenting to two people at once - whoa! I feel so accomplished ... except I should sleep too since I have to go to work in the morning.

Much love and hugs.
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Date:April 11th, 2018 03:30 am (UTC)
Hi there. Glad to hear you're surviving.

How does one stalk on tumblr, though? There's nothing but pics and reposts as far as I can see. Nowhere near as personal as LJ or DW.

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